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The Controlled Substances Act: Regulatory Requirements

Categories: Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL34635.pdf

This report highlights certain non-criminal regulatory requirements of the Controlled Substances Act for medical, scientific, research, and industrial purposes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Unauthorized Aliens Residing in the United States: Estimates Since 1986

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL33874.pdf

Estimates of the unauthorized alien population rose from 3.2 million in 1986 to 12.4 million in 2007.  Looks at the various estimates and the reasons for the increases.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Rising Economic Powers and U.S. Trade Policy

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,indonesia,Mexico,Russia,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42864.pdf

Discusses the challenges presented for U.S. trade policies of China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and Turkey due to their rising trade flows, rapidly growing economies, and greater involvement in World Trade Organization negotiations and dispute settlements.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

World Malaria Report 2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Nongovernmental organizations,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.who.int/malaria/publications/world_malaria_report_2012/wmr2012_full_report.pdf

Summarizes information received from 104 countries and highlights progress toward global malaria targets set for 2015.  From the World Health Organization

 

Work Experience of the Population: 2011

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/work_12182012.pdf

Shows the number and percentage of people in the population who worked during some portion of 2011.  Also contains statistics on worker characteristics and extent of work during the year.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2012

Categories: Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless201212.PDF

Reports the number of American homes with only wireless phones continues to grow to 35.8% of homes.  Also shows the demographic characteristics of householders with only wireless phones.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prisoners in 2011

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/p11.pdf

In 2011 the number of prisoners in state and federal prisons declined by 0.9% though the total in federal prisons increased.  Shows trends from 2000 and characteristics of those incarcerated.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Bee Health: The Role of Pesticides

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Natural Resources

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42855.pdf

Describes changes in managed and wild bee populations, provides a listing of possible factors negatively affecting managed and wild bees, and summarizes scientific research regarding the role of pesticides among the facts affecting the well-being of bees.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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